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Name: BOLIVAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/01/1866
Completed: 28/03/1866
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 39
Dimensions: 705grt, 586nrt, 850dwt, 200.7 x 28.3 x 16.1ft
Engines: 2cyl (38 & 38 x 30ins), 96nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 9.4knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 56463
History:
28/03/1866 James Hunter et al, North Shields
06/1871 Good, Flodman & Co; registered at Hull; renamed LEANDER
25/08/1871 Missing
Comments: Built "on spec" to keep the workforce employed
17/01/1866: Launched for the Colombian Government
1866: Sold before completion
25/08/1871: Probably foundered in the North Sea
On a voyage from Danzig to Amsterdam with a cargo of wheat & rapeseed

Hull & Eastern Counties Herald, Thursday, 07/09/1871

See also press release associated with the BOLIVAR built by Palmers in 1866